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Pork Schnitzel

A classic German dish, this main course is easy to put together, satisfying to eat, and perfect for any family dinner!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine German
Servings 6 People


  • Skillet
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Whisk


  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 c. milk 2%
  • 1 1/2 c. dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 6 pork sirloin cutlets (4 oz.)
  • 6 Tbsp. canola oil


  • Begin by making the breading. Mix the flour, salt, pepper in a shallow bowl and set aside. Then, in another shallow bowl, whisk the eggs and milk until blended. In a third bowl, mix the bread crumbs and paprika until combined.
  • Next, pound the pork cutlets with a meat mallet until you've reached 1/4-in. thickness. When you have the desired thickness, pat the cutlets into the flour mixture, making sure to thoroughly coat both sides, then shake off excess. Next, dip the flour-covered cutlets into the egg mixture before dredging in the crumb mixture. Give the cutlets a good pat to help the crumb coating stick.
  • Then, using a large skillet over medium heat, add the oil and allow it to get to temperature. When the oil is ready, add the pork 2 cutlets at a time and allow to cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until you have a beautiful golden brown color. Remove and set aside, in a warm oven if desired, until ready to serve.
  • Serve with potatoes, red boiled cabbage, and gravy if desired!
Keyword German Recipe, Oktoberfest Recipe